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CMS Releases Final Rule for EHR Reporting Period in 2015, Stage 3 'Meaningful Use' of EHRs

October 07, 2015

On October 6, CMS released a final rule with comment period modifying the reporting period for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015 to a 90-day period to align with the calendar year and providing additional flexibilities. Learn More

Court Sides with Hospitals: CMS Unlawfully Imposed 0.2% 'Two-midnight' Cut

September 22, 2015

Finding in favor of hospitals, a federal judge late yesterday rejected CMS's arguments that it met all legal requirements for rulemaking when the agency cut hospitals inpatient payments by 0.2 percent in conjunction with its "two-midnight" policy. Learn More

HRSA Issues Proposed "Mega Guidance" on 340B Program

August 27, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released today its long-awaited proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program "Mega Guidance" in the form of a notice with a 60-day comment period. Learn More

FCC Moves Forward to Allow Unlicensed Devices to Operate on Channel 37

August 06, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), despite calls for a delay from the AHA and others, today moved ahead with rules to permit unlicensed devices to operate on the same frequencies as hospitals' Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS), which is used by various hospital devices for patient monitoring. Learn More

CMS Releases FY 2016 Final Rules for Three Post-Acute Care Settings: LTCHs, IRFs, & SNFs

August 03, 2015

CMS late last week issued final rules for three post-acute care settings for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This bulletin highlights the final rules for: long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). Learn More

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